Puffinus gravis

Common Names: Great shearwater
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Fulmars, Petrels, & Shearwaters

A large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. It is one of only a few bird species to migrate from breeding grounds in the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere, the normal pattern being the other way round. This shearwater is 43 to 51 cm in length with a 105 to 122 cm wingspan. It is identifiable by its size, dark upperparts, and underparts white except for a brown belly patch and dark shoulder markings. It has a black cap, black bill, and a white horseshoe on the base of the tail.

Found near coastal areas.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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